Sunday, December 15, 2013

Unsouled by Neal Shusterman

Genre:  YA Dystopian
Unwind Dystology, Book 3

Note:  If you have not read the first two books in this series, know that the description and review below will give away plotlines.  Read at your own discretion.

Description (taken from Goodreads):
Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they're not just running away from something. This time, they're running toward answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to bringing down unwinding forever.

Cam, the rewound boy, is plotting to take down the organization that created him. Because he knows that if he can bring Proactive Citizenry to its knees, it will show Risa how he truly feels about her. And without Risa, Cam is having trouble remembering what it feels like to be human.

With the Juvenile Authority and vindictive parts pirates hunting them, the paths of Connor, Lev, Cam, and Risa will converge explosively and everyone will be changed.

When I started this book, I thought this series was a trilogy.  So I thought this was the last one in the series.  When I was getting closer to the end, I realized the story was not wrapping up at all and found out there'sa fourth book.  And that is the last one to the series.  I honestly feel like I have been strung along with this book.

The second book alluded to a major plotline to the story, and this one does a good job of expanding on it.  It gives you the story that was erased from history.  The knowledge that Proactive Citizenry has worked so hard to bury.  While you can begin to guess about what happened in the past, nothing is revealed until the very end.  And we find out that Proactive Citizenry is a well-oiled machine that's involved in everything and only cares about the final dollar (it's easy to make a few comparisons to existing organizations today).

While we see the same characters from the second novel, we get more of the story.  The ongoing story in addition to some holes that occurred from the first two novels.  Don't get me wrong, these stories are really good.  And they interweave with all of the unwinding advertising in the novel.  Truly, it's a good novel.  I just had the mindset that this series was going to wrap up and end.  Instead what I got was an uphill story that finally let's you see everything clearly, but we've got a ways to go before we're at the bottom end.

Don't go into this book thinking the series is about to end.  You'll probably enjoy it more.  It's good story-building; I just feel like I'm ready for the climatic ending that I want to see.

Challenges:  Dystopia Reading Challenge

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